Pleasure vessels visiting Belgium 2019 to pay 100% duty on Red Diesel

The Cruising Association (CA) Regulations and Technical Services Group (RATS) understands that Belgian authorities will continue with the agreement for UK pleasure vessels visiting Belgium that they still have to use our red diesel in the engine fuel tanks for propulsion, certainly for this year. The conditions are the same as before, in that all…

M&CCE Expo to join Seawork 11-13 June 2019

Mercator Media Limited (Mercator) has agreed to purchase the Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Expo (M&CCE Expo), from the Prysm Group. M&CCE Expo, Europe’s leading event showcasing the latest equipment and techniques in marine civil engineering and construction, is to co-locate with Seawork, Europe’s leading event showcasing the latest equipment and techniques in marine civil…

New working group formed to tackle lobster pot hazard

Multi-agency task force set to review small craft fishing gear entanglements Following previous work by the RYA coupled with the campaign and petition pursued by the Cruising Association, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has convened the first meeting of the Lobster Pots and Small Craft Safety Working Group. The meeting resulted in a multi-stakeholder consensus…

Greek Cruising Tax postponed thanks to the intervention of the Cruising Association

The Greek Government announced on November 16, 2018 that it had implemented the TEPAH, commonly known as the Greek Cruising Tax. Initially it gave vessel owners just 10 days to pay the tax, but thanks to intervention from the Cruising Association (CA) this date has now been delayed to April 2, 2019. To date there…